Why continually dump your money into a Dump Truck when you can come out ahead with an economical Isuzu NPR-HD Dump Truck? There are tons of uses for a Dump Truck. From hauling gravel to and from the jobsite to collecting and disposing of garbage, Dump Trucks are ideal for transporting many types of materials. Read on to find out how you can have a Dump Truck that is easy to drive and efficient to maintain. 

What is a Dump Truck?

A Dump Truck is also known as a Dump Trailer, Dumper Trailer, Tipper Lorry, Dump Lorry, and Dumping Truck. It is used to transport and for demolition waste. Road construction, new home construction, home remodeling, and landscaping are examples of areas Dump Trucks are utilized.

Most Dump Trucks are equipped with open-box beds with hinges at the rear and have hydraulic rams that make loading and unloading easier. It also allows the [...]

If looking for a job you love has you feeling like you’re wasting away, what about starting a mobile Margarita business? With minimal equipment and ingredients and a Box Truck, you’ll be the buzz about town. Check out what you’ll need to do in order to get your business rolling. 

Facts about Margaritas

Although no one is sure the origins of the Margarita, it is the most popular alcoholic mixed drink in the United States. It accounts for over 18% of all mixed drink sales. Traditional Margaritas are made with a frozen concoction of tequila, orange liqueur (like Triple Sec), and lime juice in a 3-2-1 proportion and are served with a lime slice on top. There are many variations, however, including strawberry Margaritas.

Taking it to the Streets

Commercial Margarita machines simplify the mixing process and make creating the drink a breeze for those who are selling them. For a mobile Margarita [...]

Road construction tends to boom in the hot summer months, challenging those who make their living on the road but filling the pockets of those who are in road construction industries. If you have a commercial work truck, there are some road construction jobs worth considering especially now while they are in full swing and in need of help.

Road Construction Vehicles

The American road infrastructure system was built in the middle of the twentieth century. There are thousands of miles of paved roads connecting the different parts of the US. They don’t come without a price tag though. Highways and interstates are constantly in need of care and maintenance. 

Roads, bridges, and tunnels are among the aging assets on the list up for construction and repair. If you are among the many who feel called to do the job, you’re in luck. You’re very much needed, and the pay is typically exceptional. [...]

North Carolina truck mechanic Matthew Sidney Geourge recently received a one year jail sentence for selling thousands of defeat devices to bypass emissions control systems. He was also ordered to pay $1.3 million in fines to the EPA, and $1.2 million in back taxes and penalties.

And…he’s not the only one and the problem isn’t limited to the US. Germany authorities just raided Kia and Hyundai, claiming they put over 210,000 diesel vehicles with illegal defect devices on the road. Volkswagen was cited in 2015 for using software to cheat US emissions regulations. VW plead guilty to the change but nonetheless, other manufacturers and individuals have followed suit.

So, what’s the big deal about defeat devices and why are they so popular?

Emissions control is a hot topic these day and a sore spot for many diesel-fuel vehicle owners. California has put steep regulations in order due to the pollution diesel fuel emits. [...]

If you own a 2010 or older model year diesel truck in the state of California, things may be looking so sunny soon. In 2020, California put into place a new carbon emission regulation requires all commercial trucks to pass new emissions standards by January 2023. If that includes you, it’s time to get busy or you may not be able to renew your registration.

The Fine Details

California is basing the registration regulations on the year of the truck. While 2004 and older were due in 2020 and 2005-2007 were expected to comply by 2021, 2008-2012 come due January of 2023. The regulation is for all diesel-fueled trucks that are 14,000 pounds or greater GVWR.

The news isn’t new. The projected change has been in place for over a decade. Nevertheless, if you are not in a position to act, you may find yourself in a bad spot. 

Why the Stiff Regulations? [...]

A historic and dangerous heat wave has swept over the US already this summer and word has it, it’s not over yet. If your commercial work truck is not taking to the sweltering temperatures too well, read on to find out what you can do about it. And if you’re lucky enough that trouble hasn’t started yet, check out some excellent preventative measures to take.

Most Common Heat-Related Truck Issues

Vehicles notoriously have problems when the weather is extremely hot or cold. The five most common truck woes for summertime are:

1. Overheated Engine

Engines generate a good bit of heat but with grueling hot outside temperatures, trucks tend to experience overheating even quicker. It’s easy to ruin the entire engine if you let it get too hot so be sure to check for leaks and keep a watchful eye on your coolant levels. Motor oils levels remove heat from the engine so [...]

Are you a fitness buff who’d like to start your own gym? If you’ve been exercising the idea of opening a work-out facility, why not make it a mobile gym? Mobile gyms are a new trend that are quickly catching on. They flex a ton of advantages over stationary location gyms and require much less startup money. Read on to find out how you can start a mobile gym with minimal equipment and a Box Truck.

What is a Mobile Gym?

Mobile gyms bring all the full-body perks of a conventional gym right to the customer’s doorstep. On-site fitness has never been so simple, convenient, and profitable too. All you have to do is convert a Box Truck to the gym of your design, with focus on whatever area you specialize in or include a broad range of equipment and class offerings.

Benefits of a Mobile Gym

Mobile gyms have big benefits including:

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Swimming pool cleaning is a $3 billion dollar industry. It’s surprisingly easy and inexpensive to get into too. There’s no domination of the industry so…why not dive on in?

About Cleaning Swimming Pools

You may have cleaned pools for someone else or had one that you cleaned yourself. If so, you know a little about what pool cleaning involves. If not, you’ll know much more after reading this article. You will also learn how to start your own pool cleaning service.

Here’s how to start a pool cleaning business in 10 simple steps:

  1. Make a Plan. If you don’t have a solid plan, you’ll doubtfully make it in business. Write down the things you need to do and what you need to purchase. Are you going to market commercial pools, residential pools, hot tubs, or all of the above? You’ll also want to write a more formal business plan, especially [...]

Vehicles are trending towards going all electric. The first ever all-electric Bucket Truck just hit the market this month. Is it for you?

 

The Terex Optima 55 ft Aerial International eMV Series from Navistar is out. It is totally electric, sports a 6-7 Class medium-duty 33,000 GVW chassis, and is powered by the HyPower SmartPTO by Viatec.

 

The Terex all-electric Commercial Work Truck began shipping to customers this month. It is the most technologically advanced electric bucket truck to date. The project brought SmartPTO technology together with the International electric chassis for a match made in heaven…or not. 

 

Terex Facing Common Problems with EVs

 

Although the Bucket Truck is two years ahead of schedule and is to be utilized by electric utilities, not everything is optimal with the Optima. There are still many challenges with electric vehicles, partly due to the concept being in its initial years. Lack of [...]

It’s a question all medium-duty commercial work truck owners are asking – what’s up with the escalating price of insurance? And most importantly – what can I do about it?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many insurance customers were delighted to get rebates or discounts due to the decrease in driving and accidents…supposedly. Or, did they just know they’d be able to recoup the generous money later?

Later is…now. Whether it was planned or not, insurance rates are rising sky high, especially for those with medium to heavy-duty trucks and for those who are commercial drivers.  The most common explanation offered is that everything is higher after COVID and that more people are making claims. 

How to Save

Thankfully, there are some ways you can save on your truck insurance including:

  • Comparing rates with not just a few, but many other companies.  Be sure to compare ALL the same points or you may find [...]
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